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Touched by Cyn Balog
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Aug 27, 12

Read from July 13 to 15, 2012

ARC reviewed by Jessica for Book Sake.

As far as characters go, they were written well – especially the main character Nick. He could have gotten lost in his thoughts of the future, but his personality shone through. It was easy to see why he was looked to as one of the town crazies (his mother being the other one). As much as he tried to reign in that which made him different, it is nearly impossible to do so, especially when lives are on the line.

One of the main parts of the story is the “script”, which is what Nick tries to follow in order to have the future go as planned. However, reading about what Nick is supposed to do right before he does it and having this take place again and again and again is tedious. I understand that it was written that way to have the reader know what Nick knows, but the fact that it is shown to us so many times makes me feel like we, the readers, shouldn’t be so smart as to catch on and comprehend that he’s following the “script”. I think there could have been an easier way to get the point across.

The girl, Taryn, comes into Nick’s world and she is what creates all of the chaos in his life this time, though apparently the chaos happens a lot anyways. This time is different though because of the Book of Touch, which complicates matters even more. It’s an interesting twist and if you suspend belief you can buy into it’s existence in a world where one can see the future.
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